Native American Arts School

The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a school designed for Native Americans.  We talk to students and professors about a learning environment that specifically addresses tribal cultures and values.  
Reporter:  Julie Taboh, Camera: Adam Greenbaum, Adapted by: Zdenko Novacki

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Veterans Beekeeping

We go to an apiary in New Hampshire where US veterans have turned to beekeeping for post-traumatic stress relief.  Find out how taking care of bees is helping these former fighters use stay grounded and lessen their trauma.  
Reporter/Camera: Deborah Block; Adapted by: Martin Secrest

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Nairobi Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

Kenya’s public prosecutor Noordin Haji on Friday ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of Nairobi County Governor Gideon Mbuvi.
He said the governor and nearly a dozen senior Nairobi County officials face charges of unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes.
According to Haji, investigations by Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission found enough evidence to warrant arrest and prosecution of Mbuvi and his accused associates.

FILE – Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji speaks at his office in Nairobi, Kenya, July 23, 2019.“In making this decision, the office of the director of public prosecution is cognizant of the principal of innocence ’til proven guilty, the determination which can only be made by a court of law,” Haji said. “The decision to charge is based on the evidence that is available … at the time the decision is made.”
Last month, Mbuvi tried to stop the Corruption Commission from investigating him but the courts declined to issue a temporary restrain order.
In Friday’s briefing, Haji warned Mbuvi’s supporters against any attempts to subvert the cause of justice.
“In recent times, we have seen that corruption fights back, and there have been blatant misguided attempts to intimidate, threaten and malign investigating officers and agencies,” Haji said. “We shall not allow such acts to go on and I have directed the law enforcement agencies to investigate any such attempts and upon establishment of evidence, additional charges shall be preferred against those perpetuating these acts.”
Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has in the past said that he will not relent in the fight against corruption until the country is swept clean of the practice.
For critics such as political analyst Herman Manyora, such comments sound like mere talk.
“Even all this drama around the arrest, where is a single conviction?” he asked. “Even in instances where people have owned up for having received money from National Youth Service, without having tendered for anything, they have admitted as much, they are not in jail. Where is the will? I am not convinced there is a will to fight corruption.”
Mbuvi supporters
In the slums of Nairobi, Mbuvi commands a lot of support because he has presented himself as a defender of the poor.
Sammy Oloo, who leads a garbage collection unit, blamed politics on the governor’s woes.
“He is the governor and he has tried, he is looking at all corners in Nairobi,” Oloo said. “The youth in Dandora, Kayole, Huruma are at work. They should instead support him to help the youth. That’s better than these politics, that they are playing for their own interests.”
Despite the vows by Kenyatta and his predecessors, corruption has remained deeply entrenched in Kenya for decades.
The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International listed Kenya as the 144th most corrupt country out of 180 in the world.
 

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UN Office: Iranian Forces Were ‘Shooting to Kill’ Protesters

Iranian security forces were “shooting to kill” in their deadly crackdown against protesters in recent weeks, according to  credible  video footage, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday.
                   
The unrest left at least 208 people dead nationwide, the office of High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said, echoing a count also tallied by Amnesty International.  Iran disputes death toll figures released by foreign organizations but has so far refused to any countrywide casualty or arrest figures.
                    
Bachelet  said footage received by her office appears to show demonstrators were gunned down while running away, or being shot “directly in the face and vital organs.”
                   
Such actions amounted to ”serious violations of human rights,” Bachelet said. She urged Iran to allow independent investigations into the violations, and release of all protesters who were unfairly stripped of their liberty during the crackdown.
                   
“Verified video footage indicates severe violence was used against protesters, including armed members of security forces shooting from the roof of a justice department building in one city, and from helicopters in another,” Bachelet said.
                   
“We have also received footage which appears to show security forces shooting unarmed demonstrators from behind while they were running away, and shooting others directly in the face and vital organs _ in other words shooting to kill ,” she added.
                   
Bachelet’s office said it had received many reports of ill-treatment against people arrested, “including with the apparent aim of extracting forced confessions.“
                   
The demonstrations began in mid-November after the government raised minimum gasoline prices. Cheap gasoline is practically considered a birthright in Iran, home to the world’s fourth-largest crude oil reserves despite decades of economic woes. That disparity, especially given Iran’s oil wealth, fueled the anger felt by demonstrators.
                    
The toll of at least 208  makes it the bloodiest unrest in Iran since the time of the Islamic Revolution. The 2009 Green Movement protests that followed a disputed presidential election drew millions to the streets but saw far less killing.
                   
The demonstrations show the widespread economic discontent gripping Iran since May 2018, when President Donald Trump imposed crushing sanctions after unilaterally withdrawing the United States from the nuclear deal that Tehran struck with world powers. That decision has seen Iran begin to break limits of the deal, as well as a series of attacks across the Mideast that America has blamed on Tehran.

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Active Shooter Killed at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Authorities say an active shooter is dead after opening fire on multiple people Friday at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola.
Escambia Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amber Southard tells The Associated Press that the shooter is dead.
News outlets are reporting that 10 people have been taken to area hospitals.
Pensacola Police spokesman Mike Wood has confirmed that law enforcement responded to the active shooter. Base spokesman Jason Bortz said both gates are closed and the base is on lockdown.
 
 

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Active shooter reported at Naval Air Station Pensacola

 An active shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola has the base on lockdown, with 10 people reportedly being taken to area hospitals.
Pensacola Police spokesman Mike Wood has confirmed that law enforcement responded to the active shooter. Base spokesman Jason Bortz said both gates are closed and the base is on lockdown.
The Pensacola News Journal, citing scanner traffic from the Escambia County Fire and Rescue, said 10 patients are being taken to hospitals. Three medical helicopters are in route and several military ambulances have been spotted in the area.
 

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